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Business and Management Practice (FdA)

Foundation Degree Fd(A)

The Foundation Degree in Business and Management Practice provides a practical business education programme for those who wish to study at Higher Education level in their local area. Designed in cooperation with and supported by employers, the course has a strong focus on employability skills appropriate to the workplace and you can continue in employment whilst studying.

You will have the opportunity to progress to the BA (Hons) Business and Management Practice Level 6 ‘Top-Up’ final year at either at Abingdon & Witney College,or Wiltshire College:Chippenham Campus or Solihull College or to the BA (Hons) Business and Management final year at Oxford Brookes University.

Please note that this course at Wiltshire College is only recruiting for 2019 entry.

This course can also be studied as part of an apprenticeship. For further information please see our apprenticeships webpage.

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Abingdon and Witney College / Solihull College / Wiltshire College and University Centre

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years
  • Part time: 3 years

UCAS code

N20N (Abingdon and Witney) / N2N2 (Solihull) / N106 (Wiltshire)

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200. 2019/20: £7,350.

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £4,500 2019/20: £5,010

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 2019/20: £9,000 (not available at Solihull College)

Where part time fee are quoted this is for the first year only. Fees may increase in following years.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning home and EU students at the maximum permitted level.

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Specific entry requirements

Entrants to the Foundation Degree programme should normally meet one of the following sets of requirements:

Three passes at GCSE (grades A – C) or O-level (grades A – C), normally including Mathematics and English Language



A minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level.


A National Certificate or Diploma or other equivalent qualification, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other level 3 vocational qualification.


Exceptionally, applicants who can demonstrate, through an extended CV, references and interview, that they have the knowledge and abilities equivalent to those possessed by holders of the level 3 qualification, listed above may be admitted with dispensation from the requirement to possess those qualifications.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

International applications

This course is not available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Find out more

For full details about studying Business and Management Practice, please visit the College website.